Posts Tagged ‘Ulysses’

Oliver St. John Gogarty!

Caricatured as “Buck Mulligan” in Joyce’s masterpiece, Oliver St. John Gogarty was more than just a swashbuckling figure – he was a poet, a playwright, a politician, and a renowned surgeon who operated for free on poor children. ℘℘℘ “The physician must have at his command a certain ready wit . . .” – HippocratesRead more..

Paddy & Aedín Moloney’s “Reflections of Molly Bloom”

Just in time for Bloomsday, June 16th, actress/producer Aedin Moloney and her father, Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains, are releasing Reflections of Molly Bloom, a two-volume collaborative recording featuring Aedin Moloney’s renowned interpretation and performance of “Molly Bloom’s Soliloquy” from James Joyce’s Ulysses, complimented with music by Paddy. A record release party will be heldRead more..

Weekly Comment:
It’s Bloomsday, Would You Buy a $45,000 Signed Edition of Ulysses?

Each year on June 16, bibliophiles celebrate Bloomsday in tribute to the day of wandering undertaken by the protagonist of James Joyce’s famously dense Ulysses, Leopold Bloom. Though it may be one of the most famous days in literature, a running joke about Ulysses is that it’s the most famous book most people haven’t read.Read more..

The Mighty John Quinn, Defender of Ulysses

John Quinn, the New York lawyer, originally from Ohio, has a taste for Picassos, Wyndham Lewises, Rousseaus, Augustus John, and Matisses. He also owned all of Conrad’s manuscripts and the first draft of Eliot’s The Waste Land. But he never forgot his Irish roots and in his support of Yeats, Joyce, and Synge, he wasRead more..

Bloomsday 2015: Global Irish
Celebrate Joyce’s Ulysses

Literary fireworks are once again set to go off all over the world as nations celebrate Bloomsday on June 16. Celebrated in honor of Leopold Bloom, the quixotic wanderer in James Joyce’s classic novel Ulysses, a smorgasbord of literary revivals and readings will take place in Ireland and across the globe. Bloom, who may haveRead more..

Virtual Reality for Ulysses

Upon completion of his masterpiece Ulysses, James Joyce told his French translator Jacques Benoîst-Méchin, “I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality.” Joyce’s prescient words have proven all too true as hisRead more..

Chicago in Bloom

Following on the heels of the very successful run of Tom Murphy’s Bailegangaire, Irish Repertory of Chicago’s 2004 season resumes in June with the world premiere staging of A Dublin Bloom, an adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses. This production is Irish Rep’s contribution to the worldwide “Bloomsday 100” celebration, marking one hundred years since theRead more..

Making Ready for
Bloomsday Centenary

June 16, 2004 is the 100th Anniversary of Leopold Bloom’s Fateful Walk. ℘℘℘ As we go to press and the world is celebrating Bloomsday, plans are already afoot for next year’s “Bloomsday Centenary.” Ireland’s Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism John O’Donoghue has set up the Bloomsday Centenary Coordinating Committee, to plan the event which willRead more..

Leopold Bloom Lives On

June 16 has been immortalized by lovers of James Joyce’s Ulysses everywhere as “Bloomsday” and has become an annual day of pilgrimage and celebration. Ulysses is the epic hour-by-hour account of one day in Dublin — June 16, 1904. In the novel, the hero, Leopold Bloom — an ordinary Dubliner — is a modern-day OdysseusRead more..

A Pricey Bundle of Joyce

Also available for viewing for the first time, or at least it was before it was auctioned off, was a previously unknown draft of one of the final chapters of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The Eumaeus chapter, described by Joyce critic Hugh Kenner as ‘the book’s most profound tribute to its hero Ulysses,’ has only oneRead more..